How much a person gets if they are approved for Social Security Disability (SSDI) depends on how much earnings they reported on their taxes in the years before they became disabled. People that earn more pay more taxes; and the more you earn, the higher your SSDI benefit. The average monthly Social Security disability payment to a disabled worker is approximately $1,100 in 2012. For a disabled worker with a spouse and one child, SSA states that the average is approximately $1,900 per month. Now, you can find out how much your monthly SSDI will be online. On May 1, 2012, Social Security announced that you can access your benefit and earnings information on their website. You can also find out how much your Old Age benefit will be from Social Security when you retire.
You may remember the old the 11 x 17 Earnings Statement with green trim showing up in your mailbox once a year. It was folded in half to show 4 pages of information about your Social Security account. Well, that got too expensive, and in March of 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) stopped mailing those to save money.
Now, you can go online and get the same information. Above, you will see a picture of Social Security’s homepage, http://ssa.gov/. Go to that page, and click on the area circled above, titled “NEW Get Your Social Security Statement online.” That will take you to a page that looks like this:
Click on “Sign In or Create an Account” (highlighted, next to the arrow in the picture above). You will then come to a page that looks like this:
Click on “Create an Account.” Read the terms on the next page and click the box at the bottom to agree to the terms of service.
Keep following the prompts, and once you create your account, you can access your information.